Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,394 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Lowest review score: 0 8MM
Score distribution:
1,394 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    In some ways Shake Hands With the Devil hits harder than either "Hotel Rwanda" or the recent HBO film "Sometimes in April."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a lovely, measured and deeply earnest work. It balances a realistic view of first century Palestine against a sincere consideration of how an ordinary man might learn he is divine.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Reichardt is a tremendously conscientious filmmaker, and not out to torture the audience. Yes, this is a fraught and agonizing story, but the way it ends, although heartbreaking, is absolutely right.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    An engaging and often wrenching film, Food, Inc. covers a wide range of material, including the horrific, the humorous and the exemplary.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is one of those movies where you either give yourself up to its rhythms or give up entirely. It took me a few minutes to get used to it, but I found Tony Takitani absorbing and loaded with emotional power.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A ravishing, emotional and often very funny film about a wedding gone wrong, the end of the world and a woman suffering from profound depression.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A vital documentary in the truest sense.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    Like a Theodore Dreiser novel for our time, infused with the vivid, vulgar spirit of reality TV. It often had the sold-out Eccles Center howling, but also has elements of profound tragedy and allegory.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the most beautiful and endearing nature films you've ever seen, despite being filmed almost entirely within a major metropolis, and a love story that will repeatedly reduce you to tears.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    I left the theater oddly exhilarated - to see daylight again was so great! - and, odder still, eager to see it again (although perhaps not today). Tarr's films can be arduous, even wrenching, but they're not boring. Watching them is something like visiting the world's most fantastic art museum and taking an ice-cold shower, both at the same time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Dore does not gloss over the ideological excesses or internal quarrels of feminism, but more than anything else she captures the excitement of that era, the growing sense of solidarity as more and more women discovered that their dissatisfaction was not an individual matter.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A winning western with just a few dark eddies beneath the surface, one that features a star-making lead performance and some spectacular photography, but falls just short of being great.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A wonderful adventure film that's no less thrilling for its modest scale, and a film whose emotional power and intelligence sneak up on you.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Terrifically choreographed, violent and amoral, but never wantonly cruel, Miss Bala is a knockout.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Even these ludicrous notions illustrate the real point of Room 237, as I see it, which is that “The Shining” is a disturbing, complicated and highly unusual creation of pop cinema that works on many levels, and whose slow-acting toxin continues to spread through our cultural veins more than 30 years later.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    If a film can be both lush and cold, both erotic and cautious, that film is Lady Chatterley. It's a picture to honor and appreciate, not necessarily to love.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Has an irresistible tragic and romantic undertow.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A work of tremendous passion, daring and delicacy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a rigorously crafted film steeped in the French tradition, but it's meant to be a sensual and emotional experience, not a verbal or analytical one. Most of all, it's a spectacular eyeful.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Sweetgrass memorably captures a dying way of American life, a marvelously untrammeled American landscape and at least two animals — men and sheep — that despite their millennia-long domestic relationship still have a spark of wildness in them.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a dark and dazzling spectacle.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    You don't have to know or care anything about Formula One auto racing, or ever have heard of the legendary Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna, to become fully drawn into this film's universe.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Sessions should be taken for what it is, a sweet but minor fictional parable about the strange possibilities of love. You may find it significant, moving and even profound, but it has a limited connection to the real world and the real life of Mark O'Brien.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    I can't imagine anyone not being both horrified and fascinated by Stanley Nelson's Jonestown: The Life and Death of People's Temple.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    If the narrative of Pariah is predictable and its delivery system rather after-school special, the characters and setting are unforgettable and Lee's coming-of-age story feels both true and moving.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    Maybe Joan Rivers is a high-powered engine of self-debasement who will go lower than anyone else for a laugh and a dollar, and maybe she's a skilled actress who has spent her whole life playing one. Either way, yes, she's quite something. And I'd rather appreciate her from a distance.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Fiennes' crackerjack Coriolanus stays true to the clever, almost mean-spirited twists and turns of the story, and preserves the authentic flavor and texture of the language.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s all just a little more boring than it ought to be.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s a work of chilly wit and bleak metaphor, an artifice that invites the kind of analytical response where we pull on our chins and discuss how other people, more naive than we, will receive it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A haunting and riveting work, unlike anything else you can see at the movies and as such an explicit challenge to the unambitious, anesthetic character of most contemporary cinema. But is it easy, or delightful, or fun? It is not.

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